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Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
2825.76
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
169773.54
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
10861.08

University Hospital Mannheim

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Mannheim

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Mannheim ranks among the top medical institutions of Germany, which is an undeniable confirmation of the impeccable medical care and excellent reputation of the hospital! The hospital is a high-tech modern medical institution, which provides accurate diagnosis an
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5379.08
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
359705.58
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
17083.48

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
6002
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
462490.86
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
19110.58

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Hematology and Oncology

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
6068.12
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
497129.04
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
20274.64

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
0
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
0
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5645.3
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
428385.12
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
17595.04

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Oncology and Hematology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
6132.5
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
496911.54
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
20269.42

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5283.38
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
393868.74
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
16761.58

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
6036.8
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
462061.08
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
18814.78

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5271.2
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
394202.82
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
16683.28

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5413.88
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
393339.78
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
16899.04

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5132
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
394021.86
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
16869.46

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
6155.12
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
496626.18
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
20003.2

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5295.56
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
393806.1
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
17163.52

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Oncology, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
6162.08
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
496890.66
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
19900.54

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Immunology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5206.82
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
394082.76
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
16752.88

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Hematology, Hemostaseology, Oncology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis
5306
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in myelodysplastic syndrome
394152.36
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of myelodysplastic syndrome
16641.52
| from Booking Health GmbH

Myelodysplastic syndrome is a group of cancers that result in a decreased production of one or more types of blood cells. They acquire a defective structure and cannot perform their functions. The production of red blood cells is mainly affected, while other cells suffer from this condition less often. Every third patient with myelodysplastic syndrome further develops acute myeloid leukemia.

Content

  1. Principles of treatment
  2. Stem cell transplant
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Maintenance therapy

The most effective treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome is a stem cell transplant. Doctors in Germany also use chemotherapy, immunotherapy, growth factors, transfusions of blood and its components.

You can undergo your treatment in one of the following hospitals: University Hospital Mannheim, University Hospital Ulm, or University Hospital Freiburg.

The Booking Health company will take care of the organization of your treatment, so you don't have to worry about anything. The Booking Health specialists will select a specialized clinic and a doctor, recommend the best treatment method, help you to get a visa and start your treatment as soon as possible. Our employees will also take care of your travel and accommodation, provide medical insurance, control prices for procedures, and provide an interpreter and a personal coordinator. After completing your treatment, the Booking Health company will keep in touch with your doctor, and you will be able to receive remote consultations.

Principles of treatment

 

What treatment will be provided, and whether this is required at all, depends on the type of myelodysplastic syndrome, the risk group, the patient's age, and the presence of the del(5q) mutation (when cells lack part of the fifth chromosome).

With normal cell levels in the blood and the absence of symptoms at the time of detection of the disease, doctors may use watchful waiting, and active therapy will be started only if the disease progresses.

The only way to cure myelodysplastic syndrome is an allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (stem cell transplant from a donor). Still, this treatment option is not suitable for older people because of the high risk of severe complications. Other treatments include the use of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and maintenance therapy. Patients have a constantly decreasing number of cells in their blood, so they need transfusions of blood and its components, as well as the use of growth factors that stimulate bone marrow function.

Stem cell transplant

 

There are two stem cell transplant options. These are as follows:

  • autologous transplant;
  • allogeneic transplant.

An autologous transplant uses the patient's own cells. As a rule, this treatment method is not suitable for myelodysplastic syndrome. This is because in the transplantation process of the patient's bone marrow, cancer cells are again administered into the body, even if they were all destroyed earlier. As a result, there will be a high risk of recurrence of the disease.

Doctors mainly perform an allogeneic transplant. The essence of this treatment option is that a patient is given high-dose chemotherapy, which destroys all cancer cells, but, at the same time, destroys the bone marrow. Stem cells from a donor, such as a brother or a sister, can be used to restore it. If there is no suitable donor from among the relatives, an unrelated donor transplant will be performed.

Stem cell transplants are mainly carried out in young healthy patients. In Germany, the procedure can also be used in people over 60 years of age. They undergo a partial (non-myeloablative) transplant. Patients receive less intensive chemotherapy, and the bone marrow will only be partially destroyed. The transplant procedure follows this. Donor cells gradually replace the patient's own, and form a new bone marrow. This variant of the procedure is safer and better tolerated by patients.

Chemotherapy

 

Chemotherapy cannot cure myelodysplastic syndrome completely. But this treatment option significantly slows down the progression of the disease, improves the quality of life and reduces the need for maintenance therapy.

Doctors prescribe hypomethylating agents and cytostatics for their patients, combining them with immunomodulators, immunosuppressants, and antithymocyte globulin. A successful therapy results in remission and prevents myelodysplastic syndrome from progressing to leukemia. A person may not need blood transfusion procedures at all for a long time.

Maintenance therapy

 

The following can be used for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome in Germany:

  • erythropoietin injections to accelerate the maturation of red blood cells;
  • transfusion of red blood cells;
  • erythrocyte maturation agents can be used when erythropoietin preparations do not work to reduce the need for blood component transfusions;
  • chelating agents remove excess iron;
  • platelet transfusions;
  • antifibrinolytic agents to prevent bleeding;
  • antibiotics to suppress infections; 
  • platelet growth factors: thrombopoietin receptor agonists and interleukin-11;
  • leukocyte growth factors: granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (in addition to standard drugs, specialists in Germany also opt for long-acting drugs, which are more convenient to use).

You can undergo your diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of myelodysplastic syndrome in one of the German hospitals to get the best results. Doctors in this country use the latest drugs and perform stem cell transplant procedures. Patients receive adequate maintenance therapy that ensures the maturation of blood cells, eliminates most symptoms and prevents severe complications.

You can use the Booking Health website to find the prices and make your treatment appointment. The cost of services in German medical centers will be lower for you due to the lack of additional fees for foreign patients. The Booking Health specialists will help you to choose the most suitable clinics in Germany and organize your trip.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Farrukh Ahmed. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

National Center for Biotechnology

American Cancer Society

Cancer Support Community




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